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Meet our Pastors

"I am humbled by and thankful for the opportunity to serve God's people at Beautiful Savior and to preach and teach God's saving Word.  If I or our congregation can serve you in anyway, please don't hesitate to contact us." 

Thomas Westra

Pastor

Pastor Tom Westra received his bachelor's degree from Northwestern College, in Watertown, WI, and his master's from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, WI.  He has been serving Beautiful Savior since his Seminary graduation in 1985.
 
He and his wife Carol have three grown children:  Matthew, married to Rachel, is a pastor in Morristown, TN; Mark, married to Nicole,  is a pastor in Rochester, NY; and Emily is a teacher in Doral, FL.  He and Carol have three grandchildren. 

Alex married his wife Carrie in 2009. Carrie serves as a teacher in Beautiful Savior’s school ministry. They look forward to meeting you!

Alex Groth

Pastor

Serving as a pastor was something Alex considered from childhood. After four years at Luther Preparatory School, he continued his studies at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN. His coursework there included becoming proficient in Greek, Hebrew, German, History, Science, and other areas. Then came the next four years of study at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, from which he received his Master in Divinity. There he took courses devoted to the study of Scripture in the original languages.
 
Upon graduation from the Seminary in 2011, Alex has been serving at Beautiful Savior. He also serves as the coordinator for the Commission on Youth and Family for the WELS Michigan District.

What We Believe

The Sum of Our Faith: John 3:16

The Sum of Our Faith: John 3:16

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

We Have Salvation through Grace

We Have Salvation through Grace

Salvation is ours by the grace of God, which is his undeserved mercy, through faith in Jesus Christ, as taught in the Word of God.

The Bible is the Word of God

The Bible is the Word of God

We hold to the Bible as the completely true and inspired Word of God, the only source and authority for Christian faith and life.

God is Three in One: A Holy Trinity

God is Three in One: A Holy Trinity

There is one God, who has revealed himself as the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

We are His

We are His

Mankind and this world are God’s creation.

We Are Born Sinful in a Broken World

We Are Born Sinful in a Broken World

All people, because the first man and woman disobeyed God, are conceived and born in sin and throughout their lives commit sin in thought and word and deed. As a result all people are naturally under God’s condemnation, deserving of his anger and eternal punishment.

Jesus is the Perfect Sacrifice

Jesus is the Perfect Sacrifice

God sent his own Son, Jesus Christ, into this world to be the Savior of all people. He satisfied God’s justice by living a perfect life in our place and he suffered the consequences of the world’s sin by his crucifixion and death. He thereby paid for the sins of the world.

Jesus Overcame Death

Jesus Overcame Death

God raised Jesus from the dead, giving us the certainty of our salvation.

Jesus is the Way, Truth, & Life

Jesus is the Way, Truth, & Life

By faith in Jesus as our Savior, we have the forgiveness of all our sins and the sure hope of eternal life.

We Receive the Crown of Life

We Receive the Crown of Life

At death, our soul goes to be with God in heaven.

Jesus will Return

Jesus will Return

At the end of the world Jesus will come back to judge the living and the dead, taking all who are God’s own by faith in Jesus to live with him forever.

 
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Lutheran Church & School

Tel: 513-825-8005

Email: secretary@beautiful-savior.com

11981 Pippin Road

Cincinnati, Ohio 45231